Tuesday, November 15, 2016

On the CTRL-L and the Conjuration of Demonic Political Golems

Michael Lumish

Since the recent election of entertainer and businessman, Donald Trump, to the Presidency of the United States, the American CTRL-L has rampaged through the streets of America's largest cities.

The CTRL-L is a combination of various racist, non-democratic, violently-inclined leftist groups - including Black Lives Matter, the Occupy Movement, the ANSWER coalition, and BDS - that infect the True Believers within the Democratic Party.

The Democratic Party, of course, is a party in disarray where members are at one another's throats because of their recent defeat at the hands of a world-famous gazillionaire "outsider" who refuses to speak in the tired politically-correct jargon of the school-marmish, safe-space-seeking, yet semi-fascistic, Obama coalition.

What the various anger-driven misfits of the CTRL-L have in common is a shared contempt for the USA as a liberal democracy, for Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people, and for the American people, in general, who still seem rather fond of the United States as a society grounded in liberal democracy and regulatory capitalism.

Since the CTRL-L has infected the Democrats it has - like everything it touches - turned that party into the realm of anti-American, anti-White, anti-Jewish "racists" who demand inclusivity with one another via the exclusivity of wrong-thinking Jews and right-thinking white people.

The CTRL-L is, needless to say, the ALT-R inside-out and backwards.

What they both have in common, however, is that neither is real as a distinct political movement... although one, it must be said, is considerably more materialized than the other.

As David Haggith put it in a piece entitled, Liberals Scared to Death by Their Own Caricature of Trumpettes:
Liberals are afraid of their own shadows right now. That’s because they’ve created anti-matter, Mr. Hyde caricatures of the Trumpettes — the average little guys who support Trump. These shadows that liberals have cast by their own self-deceit now surround them, and they believe the grotesquely exaggerated images they have created.

This false belief like any phobia is taking on its own life by creating mass hysteria in the streets of America. By that step, belief becomes reality. While the initial description that liberals painted of Trumpettes is false — they’re all misogynistic, homophobic racists — the hysteria is real, and that causes people to react with violence against whatever they fear. Those violent reactions become very real horrors that are not just painted in the imagination, and they divide the nation deeper, creating  fears that are now based on real horrible events that came about due to the original false beliefs. It’s like a panic attack that feeds on itself.
Just as there is no CTRL-L, so there is no ALT-R.

That racists, sexists, and homophobes live in the United States is unquestionably true.

That racists, sexists, and homophobes live in Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, and Pakistan is also true.

The so-called ALT-R appeared on the national stage directly before the election is obviously not a coincidence. It astonishes me, in fact, that the magickians who conjured up this monstrosity did not seem to think that we might notice. Prior to this most recent election virtually no one had ever even heard of any such creature as the ALT-R aside, perhaps, from a few pissed-off nincompoops banging their heads against their laptops.

Just as the CTRL-L is a recent conjuration of the imagination designed for political purposes, so is the ALT-R.

The progressive-left, the Democratic Party, and the Hillary Campaign, conjured up the virtually non-existent American fringe of White Supremacists, Klansmen, and other such cultural relics, in order to breathe life into them as a single menacing golem. They turned this fantastical zombie-like monstrosity onto the neck of Donald Trump but - as anyone familiar with the literature around golems will tell you - they have a tendency to turn on their creators.

For months, now, the ALT-R golem has stalked the countryside scaring the holy hell out of perfectly normal Americans. It is even responsible, in some measure, for the violence and broken glass in the streets of Chicago and Portland among those fighting the chimera-like demon.

In the end, however, the thing turned on its master and is now being chased through the streets by townsfolk with pitch-forks and torches and actual human beings are being seriously harmed, if not killed, as a result.

The irony, sadly, is that while both the ALT-R and the CTRL-L, as distinct political movements, are creatures of the imagination, the individual body parts have reality. However, the parts comprising the CTRL-L are considerably more real than the parts comprising the ALT-R.

For example, the ALT-R has the Klan and virtually everyone in the United States despises the Ku Klux Klan. We despise the Klan like we despise the Nazis. The Klan is so hated, in fact, that it doesn't even exist any more outside of the fringiest of the fringe-fringe.

The same cannot be said of the Black Lives Matter movement, with its Jewish problem and inspiration for highway overpass shootings of cops for political purposes.

Among extreme political groups, BLM is important enough to warrant the attention and appreciation of both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

The Klan, however, has all the contemporary significance of a filthy white hood rotting beneath some porch in the Arkansas hills.


  1. There is no Democratic party. It's gone. It's in rubble and ruin. It has no senior leadership, no bench, no middle tier, no financial engine, no organizational depth, no grassroots, no cohesion. The Democrat party has historically been an agglomeration of dissimilar groups that themselves share little in common with each other but were willing to march in line in the furtherance of whatever the party leadership wanted to do. What that 'to do' was was often at odds with the goals of those constituent groups but they didn't care, at least not publicly because they figured a rising tide floats all boats. If nothing else the Democrats are good at organizing those people and using them.

    The problem they face now is that there's no one in command. There's no one in control. And with no one in control there's chaos and mutiny. Right now the Democrats are in charge of about 19 governor's mansions, a few state legislatures and that's it above the municipal level in America. They took 5 more seats in the lower house. They lost the White House, both houses of Congress and stand to lose in the Supreme Court. Almost all of the top tier in the Federal bureaucracy will be replaced, the Chairperson of the Fed will be replaced. The one trophy that Obama takes with him is the appointment of about 250 lower level Federal judges.

    The Democrat party has to be rebuilt from the bedrock up in the net 16 months or it will be handed even worse defeats in 2018 at which point they will be a non entity at the national level for a generation or more. Possibly it could cease to exist.

    1. It's way too early to write an obit for the Dems, but they turned out to be a hell of a lot more vulnerable than I thought they were.

      What's grabbed my attention, tho, is the degree of hatred and anger pointed at the allegedly racist and fascistic white working class.

      There's a mania out there and its grounded in the collective imagination through the telling and retelling of stories of good and evil.

      I've never seen such hatred and finger-pointing in the name of love and inclusivity.

    2. Yes, indeed it is too early to just write off the Democratic Party. Just a few weeks ago everyone was writing off the Republicans. Trump was going to lose big and the party was supposed to fracture and go the way of the Dodo bird and we were going to have Democrat majorities for ever and ever. Back in the years B.C. (before W.J. Clinton) everyone was wondering whether the Democrats could ever win the White House again, because it seemed the Republicans had the electoral map locked up. Nixon, Nixon/Ford, Carter, Reagan, Reagan, Bush. That was five of six elections, even with Nixon resigning in disgrace. Up until a few weeks ago the Dems had a lock on the electoral college for the next generation, according to the conventional wisdom. Things can change quickly if the party in power oversteps and/or doesn't deliver for the people. Congressional elections are every two years and the next one will be an off year election.
      The thought of Keith Ellison as DNC chair is quite frightening though, and Democrats could be out in the political wilderness for a while. One just doesn't know yet.
      Isi Liebler seemed beside himself with joy, and I think for good reason. The prospect of a Rudi Giuliani as SoS spells good things for Israel as an ally of the US. Of course, if the Tump Administration is very pro-Israel the left will have a Pavlovian reaction I'm sure, and it will further make it possible for them to present the Israeli/Arab conflict as even more partisan left vs. right, even though it is a ridiculously misapplied notion.

    3. All the Dems have to do to get back in power is woo like heck those they hate: the racist evil people who voted for Trump. Heh.

    4. They have a lot to offer:

      1. unlimited muslim immigration
      2. transgender pronouns
      3 redefining rape to include all human behavior
      4 hating I$rahell

      I may have missed some, but it sounds like a winning platform.

  2. Paul Ryan and the RINOs are the new Democrat party.

  3. Here's an incredible piece of writing from Daniel Greenfield: